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by Stephanie Schorow


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index. The fire trail - Built to burn: kindling fire in early Boston - Fires of wrath: the 1834 convent fire and the 1837 Broad Street riot - Built in Boston: the soul of Old Masheen - Strike the alarm: the nerves of Boston's fire alarm system - The great fire of 1872: a disaster foretold -. Twice burned in Chelsea: the 1908 and 1973 conflagrations - The Cocoanut Grove: heat, smoke, and panic - Death in the Vendome: the perils of firefighting - Mr. Flare and the ring of fire: arson in Boston.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Fires and firefighting in Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. This is a great book on the history of the Boston Fire Dept

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Includes the Great Fire of 1872. This is a great book on the history of the Boston Fire Dept. Making a fire alarm system that functioned in colonial times to present day. A great way to travel through time in fire science.

If you're by fires, and have a hankering for Boston history, this is a well written informative book which assembles brief histories of several notorious fires in (mostly)Boston's history, including the Ursuline convent fire, the Great Fire of 1872, the Chelsea conflagration and the Cocoanut Grove disaster.

Fires and firefighting in Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. A person would not expect to find a history of fire fighting in Boston to be a difficult book to put down.

A person would not expect to find a history of fire fighting in Boston to be a difficult book to put down. I bought this volume mostly because I had enjoyed the author's earlier story of the Cocoanut Grove Fire and I'm delighted I did. I had no idea of all the inovations in fire fighting that were first invented or applied in Boston.

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A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston. by Stephanie Schorow. Boston, Massachusetts. There's no description for this book yet. Fire extinction, In library, Fires, History.

The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. The conflagration began at 7:20 . on November 9, 1872, in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83–87 Summer Street

Boston on Fire A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston.

Boston on Fire A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston.

Fires have shaped Boston since its founding on a narrow peninsula in 1630

Fires have shaped Boston since its founding on a narrow peninsula in 1630. In the first comprehensive history of Boston's major fires, Stephanie Schorow tells the dramatic tales of seventeenth-century fires (which were viewed as signs of God's wrath), the 1834 Ursuline convent fire, the Great Fire of 1872, the Chelsea conflagrations of 1908 and 1973, the tragic Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, the Vendome Hotel collapse that killed nine firefighters in. 1972, and an arson ring that terrorized the city in the 1980s

Major fires are thankfully few and far between in the city’s long history. Additional source: Stephanie Schorow’s Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston).

Major fires are thankfully few and far between in the city’s long history. But there have been a handful of blazes significant because of the often deadly devastation wrought as well as for the changes in fire safety spurred.

Fires and firefighting in Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. Includes the Great Fire of 1872, the Cocoanut Grove fire, the Vendome fire, and others.

Comments: (7)

Gldasiy
A person would not expect to find a history of fire fighting in Boston to be a difficult book to put down. I bought this volume mostly because I had enjoyed the author's earlier story of the Cocoanut Grove Fire and I'm delighted I did. I had no idea of all the inovations in fire fighting that were first invented or applied in Boston. I happened to start reading the book at the back when I was thumbing through it and came across a description of the fire at the Vendome Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue. I'd witnessed that fire while passing by on my way to work. I then read the book from that point to the end before starting to re-read it from the beginning. It was amazingly accurate because I'd been alive and read about many of those recent fires at the time. The great fires from the past were even more fascinating.The author did a wonderful job of making what could have been boring, boring, boring, into a history that was riviting, riviting, riviting. It's a great read even for non-sparks and fire fighters.
Madis
This is a great book on the history of the Boston Fire Dept. Making a fire alarm system that functioned in colonial times to present day. A great way to travel through time in fire science . A must read
Jockahougu
Really great research. Very well written, not at all dry. Ms Schorow draws you right into each event, often heartbreakingly. I remember the Vendome fire, and Chelsea burning. She has an excellent grasp on the particular character of Boston.
Washington
Im in love with this book. It doesnt just tell u the famous fire but the lesser known fires like the chelsea fire of 1973 in which i had family respond on engine 5 in weymouth mass. Great book u should totally grab one while you can
Saberblade
great book,great stories
Inerrace
This was an excellent book!
Taulkree
Great book ,well written, many black and white old pictures. Every firefighter should read it for the history. Would make a good gift
I loved this book. This is a carefully crafted and well researched collection of tales about fires out of control and what are very scary risks, even up to the present day.
It starts from times when there were no machines to fight fires, dirt roads downtown, little or no water available, and nobody on the payroll. Stories cover fires in and around Boston that wiped out entire neighborhoods and changed hundreds of lives. The story of the famous Cocoanut Grove fire of late 1942 is right from the front line and for me, brought the recent Station Nightclub fire to mind.
As a bridge to further study, it has detailed references to source material drawn upon, but I have to think that none of it can be more captivating than this compendium.....
Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston download epub
Americas
Author: Stephanie Schorow
ISBN: 1933212012
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions (January 30, 2006)
Pages: 242 pages